The Chinese automaker Geely has begun mounting its challenge to Tesla with its own electric car Zeekr, Globes reported on Sunday.
Zeekr is already raising a profile on Israeli roadways with local number plates undergoing trials using Mobileye’s advanced driver-assistance system.
The Chinese product has twin-engines totaling 536 ccs and a 100 kilowatt hour battery, giving it a range of 712 kilometers in its regular model and 606 kilometers for its New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) emissions model. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds.
The Geely Zeekr basic model sells in China for $42,000 and up to $53,000 for the high performance model. The Zeekr is similar in size to the Tesla S – five meters long with a three-meter wheelbase.
The Zeekr can be fast charged at 360 kilowatt stations, which can add 120 kilometer range in just five minutes.